Microbiology Experiments for Home & School
HOUSEHOLD MICRO from Science Prof Online
As a microbiologist and a mom of two small children with allergies and asthma, I am always trying to make our home and habits cleaner and healthier.
This page features a continuously growing collection of simple
experiments that we've run to test the effectiveness of different cleaning measures. To keep up on our latest results, check back frequently and Like Us on Facebook.
Article Summary: Simple, inexpensive microbiology experiments on microbial control (how best to kill microbes) in the home. Great for home schooling or classroom use.
Microbial Control: Simple Microbiology Experiments for Home and School
You have free access to a large collection of materials used in a college-level introductory microbiology course. The Virtual Microbiology Classroom provides a wide range of free educational resources including PowerPoint Lectures, Study Guides, Review Questions and Practice Test Questions.
Page last updated: 7/2015
Additional Microbiology in the Home Resources
The Shark Light & Easy is a steam-only mop that claims 99.9% sanitization. But how clean does this steam mop really get floors?
Yes, automatic dishwashers do kill bacteria present on dirty dishes! This page presents some simple home microbiology experiments that you can do to investigate the effectiveness of various ways of cleaning dishes. See the results of our own experiment.
The kitchen sink and counter typically have more fecal coliform bacteria than those same bathroom surfaces. Here's how a microbiologist kills kitchen germs.
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Many steam mops use both physical (heat) and chemical (cleaner) means to sanitize, and claim nearly 100% effectiveness. This series of experiments compares steam alone, cleanser alone and the combination of steam and cleanser as well as the effectiveness of different mopping techniques.
Microbial Control Microbiology Experiments: How to Kill Microbes
Young children are natural born scientists, full of curiosity! Join the at-home experiments and explorations of a scientist mom & her kids.
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People touch cell phones and other electronic devices many times throughout the day. What is the best way to disinfect touch screens? Here is our experiment.
People touch their cell phones and other electronic devices many times throughout the day. What is the best way to sanitize touch screens? Here's our experiment, great for home schooling or anyone curious about science!